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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

in the days before dready ...

                     Silver Wheaton/Vancouver Skyline - Original on canvas 60x18

in the days before dready, when the man was just a bwoy of 13, he followed his grandparents from jamaica to the great white north, to vancouver island, to where they emigrated ... to where they escaped really.

he would go to vancouver on the ferry to play school sports against other boys; to the very point grey from whence this view of vancouver is taken ... ubc is out on point grey and so is wreck beach, a nude beach ... boys find nude beaches.

later his mother moved to vancouver and he having left the great white north for the wilds of belize and other places would return on holiday to visit her. he has sat many times on jericho beach and looked at this skyline.

days gone by!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

more than one way to skin a cat ... different styles of the same dready

                                 Sun Bums #2 - Limited Edition Print 44x14

so there are now several sets of characters moving through dready art simultaneously ...

there are the two trustafarians, in this same austin van in a post below, and then these two 'hipsters' trolling through life and love and the pursuit of happiness. my dooood has now grown a little goatee beard and longer hair ...

somebody told me yesterday that i need something more than just pretty pictures to help people glom on to the idea of the pretty pictures ... he meant more of a 'slogan' or a repartee for each piece of art ...

i said, that it was these ideas that i wanted to impart along with the art:

'I'm just a bit of a hippie artist at heart, who believes that the ultimate goal in life is to live happily and, I suppose, that by buying into the art you're sharing some of that joy.'


'dready art is a 100% caribbean product: we live here and are from here, our children were born here, I draw it here (mostly, cause sometimes I draw it when I'm travelling!). So despite what has become the kind of global reach of dready art, we try to think of ourselves as a little Caribbean company just doing our thing.’  


Sunday, October 6, 2013

yute-ful memories ...

                               Ponderosa - Original on Canvas 40x14

i have a first cousin who is the same age as me and when we were small small yutes he moved to a liccle farm just outside of kingston ... dairy cows and horses and orange trees and bullfrogs the size of cats!

and in those days the trains still ran and we would leap out of bed in the early morning, with the mist and the dew still on the grass, and dash down the hill from the house to watch the train rattle by ...

we've spent a lot of time together through the years but i will always remember us watching the trains in the morning mist and the dew wet grass on the hill at ponderosa ... and so here we have that, because when we sat in the grass and looked back up the hill, this was the view of the house; a nice piece of dready art about memories of stuff and t'ings.